At CES in Las Vegas HTC revealed its new top-of-the-range Virtual Reality glasses, these are the HTC VIVE XR Elite. These glasses offer a hybrid desEsports Extrasto adapt to any type of user and need. That is, they can use in standalone form thanks to the hardware that it integrates, or connect them to the PC to get the most out of them.
Perhaps the most interesting of all is that, as standard, it can be connected to the PC physically (USB-C) or wirelessly (WiFi 6E). In this way, you can also enjoy it to the fullest on PC, limited by autonomy, but offering you a wireless experience. In this way, it offers a lot of versatility.
A closer look at the HTC VIVE XR Elite
Although the panel used is unknown, at least we know that we have a couple of panels that give us a full 4K resolution of 3,840 x 1,920 pixels. This gives us a 2K resolution per eye of 1,920 x 1,920 pixels. All this is linked to a refresh rate of 90hz together with an FOV of 110º. Another detail in its favor is that it allows the adjustment of the interpupillary distance (IPD), adjustable in a range of 54 to 73 mm, and diopter adjustment. All this is dressed with pancake lenses.
As far as hardware is concerned, the HTC VIVE XR Elite make use of the Qualcomm SoC Snapdragon XR2 Gen 1. This is accompanied by some generous 12GB of DDR5 RAM along with 128 GB of internal storage. These glasses have an inside-out tracking system using 4 cameras, depth sensors, and a 16 MP RGB camera to allow the use of Mixed Reality.
Finishing with the specifications, it has headphones and a double integrated microphone, it has 2x USB-C 3.2 ports, WiFi 6E + Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, and a 26.6 Wh battery removable and hot swappable. It is capable of reaching 15 hours of autonomy. All this results in a fairly light overall weight of 625 grams.
Other information, availability and price
There is little else to say about the HTC VIVE XR Elite, except for the most important aspects. The VR glasses are now available on the official HTC website at a recommended price of 1,449 euros. For that price you get the VR glasses along with a pair of VIVE XR Elite controllers. These offer an ergonomic design, touch sensors, triggers, and 6DoF tracking could not be missing.
Additionally, HTC allows you to choose a total of five games for free so that you get the most out of your glasses as soon as you receive them at home. Of course, although you can already pre-purchase them, shipments will not begin to be made until February 25. Obviously, in addition to being able to take advantage of the standalone features, these glasses are fully compatible with Steam VR.
Additionally, they can be used to receive content from a compatible Android smartphone. In this way, you will access streaming platforms such as Netflix where you can view the content as if you were in a cinema with a 300-inch screen.
The games that accompany the glasses are:
- Green Hell VR(survival)
- Les Mills Bodycombat (sport)
- Unplugged: Air Guitar Music (music)
- Figmin XR(creativity and education)
- Glimpse Entertainment (entertainment)